Cost of living in Seattle, Washington, United States

List of prices in Seattle, Washington, United States. Current as of Mar 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.68
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.95
12 eggs, large $3.85
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.48
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $8
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.61
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.65
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $16
2 liters of Coca-Cola $2.13
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.31
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $2,512
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $2,127
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $161
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $2,001
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $1,486
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $117
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $51
40” flat screen TV $332
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $127
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $11
Hourly rate for cleaning help $30
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $49
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $48
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $94
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $133
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $25,866
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.89
Monthly ticket public transport $92
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $21
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $22
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $145
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.79
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.63
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.61
Tube of toothpaste $1.94
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $26
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $54
2 tickets to the movies $28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $238
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $89
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.73
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $7
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $433
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.12
1 month of gym membership in business district $68
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,846 prices entered by 460 different people.
Latest price update: March 20, 2019

Seattle position in our World Ranking

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26th
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n. america
13th
out of 95
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